This report deals with the events of the past 18 months or so. It covers the events that
prompted the formation of the Platform for Concerned Citizens (PCC), beginning in the
comprehensive analysis of the securocrat state produced by Ibbo Mandaza. From this point
in time, a sustained effort was made to alert the citizens of Zimbabwe to the problems that
were likely to emerge as a consequence of the state-regime conflation and the inherent
difficulties that the succession crisis would provide for any sensible dealing with the national
crisis.

The report begins with the formal launch by the PCC of the proposal for a National
Transitional Authority, the much-derided NTA, and follows the progress of this proposal
against the developments through 2016, 2017 and culminating in the coup in November
2017. We provide this report in order that the citizens of Zimbabwe become aware that there
have been and remain possibilities other than continuance of the old order through an
election aimed at curing the coup. We do not believe that the PCC is alone any longer in
seeing alternative responses to the coup than elections, and are encouraged that churches
and civics, especially the Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition, see the urgent need for a national
dialogue, but we also see that the outcome of such a dialogue remains opaque. Thus, we reiterate
the call for a National Transitional Authority as the only effective outcome of a
national dialogue.

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